Ululation- The part of an incantation or chant which demands full vocal force and volume.
Ummati Title if Assyrian priestesses meaning "mothers of creation" for umm
was the Semetic version of the OM or Creative Word attributed to Kali
in India. To be the Holy of Holies, a woman had to have borne children
to prove she had the spirit of fertility and the "wisdom of
Uncasting- Opening the circle at the end of a ritual.
removal of a curse or any form of negative magick. The uncrossing
ritual may be performed as needed \, but it is most effective when
performed during the waning cycle of the moon.
The act of anointing a person or ritual tool is a religio-magickal
rite. The anointing is done with concecrated oil, or an herbal
ointment or salve. After unction, the person or object is considered
sacred. ( In Christianity the sacrament of "extreme unction" is
administered to those near death.
various ancient mythologies, a region, realm, or dwelling place
conceived to be below the surface of the Earth and separate from the
world of the living where the souls of the deceased go after death.
the world of the dead.
Undine- (un.deen) The traditional term for a Water Elemental.
A special ointment or salve used by Witches to promote healing and to
induce astral projections and psychic dreams. Also known as flying
ointment and sorcerer's grease. In the Middle Ages, unguents containing
various hallucinogenic ingredients were believed to give a Witch the
powers of flight, invisibility, and transformation
creature represented as a gentle horse-like beast with a single
spiraled horn estending from its forehead, and often with a lion's tail
and a goats beard. The Unicorn symbolized chastity, virginity,
fierceness, and the power of love and it was said that only the touch
of a virgin could tame it. The horn of the unicorn (which has a white
base, black middle and red tip) was reguarded to be extremely magickal
\, and it was believed to possess the powers to detect poisons and to
make water pure, among other things. At one time the unicorn was
believed to be a native of India, later of Africa.
unicursal hexagram is a variation of the 6-pointed star. The more
traditional way of drawing a 6-pointed star is in the double triangles
of the Star of David. But Aleister Crowley created his own design, to
create a symbol that could be drawn in one continuous line. The number
6 represents unity and balance, specifically balance between man and
Unmanifest- The unknown source of existence, it is said that magicians take their power from the unmanifest to use it within the manifest.
Uraeus Egyptian serpent symbol, a hieroglyphic sign for the "Goddess".
Urd- One of the Norse names for Mother Earth, in addition to Urtha, Erda, Eartha, Wyrd, Wurd, Word, Weird,etc.